b. 1976 Gainesville, FL
Resides in New York, NY & Durham, NC
Hồng-Ân Trương uses photography, video, sound, and performance to examine histories of war as well as immigrant, refugee, and decolonial narratives. Her work engages with the concept that politics is the struggle for equal recognition within society, with aesthetics at the core of this battle. Starting with the premise that memory is political, her projects examine structures of time, memory, and the production of knowledge by engaging with archival materials, individual and collective narratives, and histories that span cultural and national borders.
Her work has been shown at the International Center for Photography, NY; Art in General, NY; Smack Mellon, NY; the Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC; and The Kitchen, NY, among others. In 2013 she was recipient of an Art Matters Grant, a Franconia Sculpture Park Jerome Fellowship, and a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship. She was an artist-in-residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2015. Recent exhibitions and projects include a two-person show at Nhà Sàn in Hanoi, Vietnam and at the Irish Museum of Art in 2016, and a presentation of a collaborative project with Hương Ngô, Jina Valentine, and Heather Hart called All Rise at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In 2017 she was awarded a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for a solo show at Lump Gallery in Raleigh, NC. She will be included in Being: New Photography 2018, the latest edition of MoMA’s New Photography series.
She was a studio art fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program and is currently an artist in the Open Session Program at The Drawing Center in New York, where she will exhibit in two group shows this year. She is an Associate Professor of Art and Director of Graduate Studies in the MFA Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill